The Cownie Soccer Complex in Des Moines became the home of the Drake soccer team in 2003. The Des Moines Parks and Recreation staff improved the complex with the installation of lights for night games, a 1,000-seat bleacher addition, press box and soccer-based scoreboard.
The field has served as the site for numerous national and regional competitions including the 2007 Regional II Soccer Championship and 2006 USYSA National Championships. Cownie also served as the host site for the 2009 State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Men's Soccer and 2004 State Farm MVC Women’s Soccer Championships as well as the first-ever men's NCAA Tournament game when the Bulldogs defeated Western Illinois, 2-1, during the 2009 season.
The soccer park has much to offer including:
Field #9 lighting of 50-foot-candles
2600 E. Hartford Ave., Des Moines, IA, 50320
COWNIE SOCCER COMPLEX PROHIBITED ITEMS:
Outside Food & Beverage
Stadium/Bleacher-Back Seats over18" wide (including armrests)
Large Bags & Backpacks
Coolers & Thermoses
Drake University will not provide storage of prohibited items and does not assume liability for items left unattended at gates.
COWNIE SOCCER COMPLEX PERMITTED ITEMS:
Stadium Seats under 18" wide (including armrests)
ALL bags are subject to search at any time
Seating is available upon arrival.